May 2022

2 Florida Pool Prosm • May 2022 FSPA CHAPTER NEWS Florida Pool Prosm © 2022 Florida Swimming Pool Association. All rights reserved. The contents of this publication may not be reproduced in any form without written permission of the publisher. 2555 Porter Lake Drive, Ste. 106 Sarasota, FL 34240 (941) 952-9293 / (866) 930-FSPA Fax: (941) 366-7433 Association Mission: Advancing Florida’s swimming pool industry Executive Director Elizabeth McMurray Sr. Dir. of Communications & Marketing Charis Tyson Senior Director of Government Affairs Dallas Thiesen Accounting Manager Cheryl Cotten Events & Programs Manager Jessica Johnson Office Manager Valerie Swika Workforce Education Manager Brittany Cagle PR & Digital Media Specialist Alyssa Holcomb Membership Services Specialist Kelly Sauro President Mickey Sigmon Pool Pro, Inc., Fort Pierce Vice-President Don Ball The Pool Works of Florida, Inc., Largo Treasurer Ben Evans American Pools and Spas, Inc., Orlando Secretary Deidre Bedford West Coast Pools, Bradenton At-Large Director Roy Waldhauer Waldhauer & Son, Inc., Bunnell Past President Maurice Bushroe Blue Ribbon Pools, Daytona Beach Published monthly by the Florida Swimming Pool Association CONTENTS Water safety may save a life President's Column S *** You Should Know Wins for the pool industry Executive Director's Column Our aging workforce Builder Article National Water Safety Month When family is business Service Article Florida property insurance woes to continue Insurance Article 2021 FSPA Government Relations Survey Results Chapter News Calendar 4 7 6 9 12 14 15 18 22 41 All FSPA members are welcome to attend state Board of Directors meetings. If you would like more information or to RSVP, visit or call 800-548-6774. June 10-11 Board of Directors Meeting Westin Tampa Waterside Tampa